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Designing, configuring, installing, and verifying voice over IP and
voice over ATM networks.
Cisco's Network Design and Installation Certifications
In addition to the Network Installation and Support certifications, Cisco has
created another certification track for network designers. The two certifica-
tions within this track are the Cisco Certified Design Associate and Cisco
Certified Design Professional certifications. If you're reaching for the CCIE
stars, we highly recommend the CCNP and CCDP certifications before
attempting the lab (or attempting to advance your career).
These certifications will give you the knowledge to design routed LAN,
routed WAN, and switched LAN and ATM LANE networks.
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
To become a CCDA, you must pass the DCN (Designing Cisco Networks)
test (640-441). To pass this test, you must understand how to do the following:
Design simple routed LAN, routed WAN, and switched LAN and
ATM LANE networks.
Use Network-layer addressing.
Filter with access lists.
Use and propagate VLAN.
Size networks.
The Sybex
CCDA: Cisco Certified Design Associate Study Guide
is the most
cost-effective way to study for and pass your CCDA exam.
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) 2.0
If you're already a CCNP and want to get your CCDP, you can simply take
the CID 640-025 test. If you're not yet a CCNP, however, you must take the
CCDA, CCNA, Routing, Switching, Remote Access, and CID exams.
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